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Sandra Bullock may be the World’s Most Beautiful Woman according to People’s 2015 list, but we’re super excited about the inclusion of some of our favorite brown girls in this year’s annual lineup. In a special online sneak peek of this yearly issue, People highlighted Laverne Cox, Gabrielle Union, and Miss Cookie herself, Taraji P. Henson, who are all on the list of 50 beauties. Eeek!

Gabrielle Union

Mary Jane, a.k.a. Mrs. D Wade, is highlighted in a gorgeous black and white beach shot and lauded for being “not only talented and stunning but also hilarious and down-to-earth.” It should also be mentioned that she’s turning 43 this fall… jus’ sayin’.

Laverne Cox

Featured in a stunning floor-length formal gown, People said of Laverne Cox: “The actress has left a big impression on Hollywood (and America) in a very short amount of time. Cox’s skillful performance as Sophia on Orange Is the New Black and her work advocating for transgender women make her one of our boldest beauties yet.”

Taraji P. Henson

We couldn’t have said it better than People ourselves, who noted Taraji’s “captivating portrayal of Cookie has finally put Henson directly in the limelight, where she belongs,” adding that “The actress, who’s a longtime Hollywood veteran, never fails to charm us with her beauty and sharp wit.” Agreed!

People’s World’s Most Beautiful issue hits newsstands this Friday but you can check out the other ladies who made the sneak peek — including Ariana Grande, Vanessa Hudgens, Meghan Trainor and more — on

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